Maindrian Pace

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Mesa, AZ
  • Full Name Mike Schnur

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  1. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1977 F-150 4x4   

    Thanks again, guys, it's much appreciated.
  2. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Don & Carol Holthaus, AKA The Modelhaus.
  3. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Suspension attention: With the body more or less back in shape, I started in on the suspension. AMT went through a period of weirdness in the mid '60s with Ford suspension. The '65 was the most complex, separate upper control arms, steerable, rolling wheels. The '66 was simplified; rolling, steel axles front and back, no upper control arms. '67 was my least favorite - non-rolling wheels front and back with no provision to make them roll, (cheap) no upper control arms. I never had a '68 kit, so I don't know what they did that year. The '67-'68 AMT Mustangs and Shelby also didn't roll, and since everything I build must roll, (a thing with me) I've had to mod the suspension on all of these kits that I've built.
    So I decided to use most of the '65 suspension parts on the front of this '67. It was the same on the real cars, so it's mostly correct anyway. I cut notches in the '67 front wheel tubs to use the '65 UCA's:

    I needed to widen the front track to place the wheels where I wanted them, so I added a piece of the '65 lower control arms to the tips of the '67 setup:


    And moved to the rear. The rear ends on all of these Fords is supposed to be a 9 inch, but it looks like a generic blob. So I found a glue bomb 9" rear in the parts box, cut the center out, and grafted it into the '67 rear end/control arm assembly. I glued a strip of Evergreen to the control arms to keep them square while the center section was cut out, and glued it together with an axle in it to keep it square while curing.


    I don't usually get this tricky with suspension, but if it cooperates, it will be the only thing I have with posable steering.
  4. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Found this....   

    The Boys get captured by bad guys, thrown into a cave and the opening sealed.
    A few minutes later:
    B.A. - "Look, Hannibal, I found a complete, operational welding outfit, a running fork lift, gas cylinders, and items that we can combine into improvised explosives to blow the bad guy's Jeeps onto their roofs while they try to chase us!"
    It was a simpler time.
  5. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1971 F100 shop truck   

    Love it, any shop would be proud to have that truck. Great stance, wheel/tire package, weathering, everything.
  6. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Larry's amazing scratchbuilt '57 Jeep pickup   

    Amazing! You guys just keep stepping up your game, and this one will be hard to top. (Not like it needs to be topped)
  7. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Twin turbo z28   

    Really cool project. I like the notched core support for the discharge tube on the 1:1.
  8. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    I don't like the peak chrome, makes it too busy with the high-zoot ribbed XL trim. Mine won't be getting it, less is more theory here.
     
    Scribed new trunk and door lines:

    Finalizing wheels and tires - '65 Galaxie steelies, parts box rims, Johan slicks and skinnies.

    Quick and mostly dirty mock up - I have dog dish caps which may or may not go on, depending how Thunderboltish this turns out.

  9. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Love the detailing, the color combo, the whitewalls... Sooooo nice.
  10. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic My Goal For 2016 - Buy A New Mustang GT Premium Before 2017   

    It sounds like a great plan. I would wait until the debt is paid down to a level that you both feel comfortable with before taking on the new car payment, but it sounds like that's what the plan is anyway. Just don't be in a hurry, wait for everything to fall into place and it will happen when the time is right.
  11. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Boss 302 F100   

    The basics are there. I think that with the right paint, smaller wheels, and less sillyslam, you'd have something cool. Paint it green and it would be a Gas Monkey truck.
  12. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1:25th Motor Max '86 Dodge Diplomat A38 Police Package modified diecast   

    Very nice work, Mike. It really looks the part.
  13. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Steve, I think you're onto something there. I never put 2 and 2 together, but I bet you (and AMT) are right.
    Mike, That thing's crazy! I like it, a Fairlane sized Galaxie.
  14. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    This car was bad enough that it was beyond my ability to do anything about it, so I had to wait for some improvements in skill before I could take it on. Opening doors blow, they just weaken the body for no reason and are tricky to make work. I can see opening the trunk, but I want this to come together with a minimum of fuss. So everything was glued back on -

    The trunk lid was re-shaped to match up to the rear bumper:


    And new vent frames were added from a '65 Galaxie parts kit.

    These are actually more accurate than the original kit frames, which are too rounded at the top. I thought I had shaved the 1/4 panel GALAXIE 500 lettering off, 

    But a look at my promo and convertible kit reveals that they never had it. As good as AMT was in those days, they did occasionally overlook some pretty basic things.
  15. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1966 Shelby G.T.350   

    Amazing detail, very well researched, love the scratchbuilding.